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The Sad Truth About Happiness

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 304 Nombre de pages
Taking a magazine questionnaire written by her roommate, Maggie learns that she is likely to die prematurely as a result of her ow... Lire la suite
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Taking a magazine questionnaire written by her roommate, Maggie learns that she is likely to die prematurely as a result of her own unhappiness and embarks on a three-month quest to change her circumstances, an endeavor that results in an unforeseen flight with her newborn nephew. A first novel. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.

#8220;First-time novelist Anne Giardini delivers a powerful story [and] a character for the ages.”

Auteur

Anne Giardini is a lawyer and mother of three. She has written and published essays, stories, and articles on many topics and was a columnist for the National Post, one of Canada's national newspapers. She lives in Vancouver, Canada.



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The daughter of beloved novelist Carol Shields ("The Stone Diaries") delivers her first novel--a bittersweet and comic story on the unexpected power of friendships and family, and the rewards of a more intense relationship with the world.



Résumé

A beautiful and affecting novel -- bittersweet and comic -- on the elusive nature of happiness

Maggie is in her early thirties, gainfully employed, between relationships, and ready for a change. But when she takes a quiz in a magazine that promises to predict the date of a person's death, she's shocked to learn she's going to die before her next birthday unless she can somehow discover contentment in life. What ensues is a quirky and satisfying journey in pursuit of true happiness, a quest that leads to unexpected joys and perceptions.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: The Sad Truth About Happiness
Sous-titre: A Novel
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Code EAN: 9780060741778
ISBN: 978-0-06-074177-8
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Harper Collins (US)
Genre: Romans et récits
nombre de pages: 304
Année: 2006

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